New member in Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mamawleaette, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. mamawleaette

    mamawleaette New Egg

    Jan 14, 2017
    Hi I've raised chickens for over 20 years but recently moved and starting my new batch of chickens. I've so far got 2 roosters and a laying hen. This is just for my husband and my needs so only wish to have maybe 2 or 3 more hens. So that's about it for me and hope this is another wonderful experience
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here! I hope your 2 roosters aren't too hard on the hen and that they get along with each other ok.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Great to have you aboard! I agree with NFC...even a single rooster for a lone hen may be excessive if he constantly pesters her to mate. I think 8-10 hens per rooster is the recommended ratio. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under mamawleaette [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Ten hens per rooster are the numbers I have seen. Poor hen, either she'll have to hide in the coop or run away from home.
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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